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Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor//Managing Editor MTSU senior guard JaQawn Raymond has played basketball like life depended on it, starting with his days in Statesboro, Georgia. And he continues to play with that mindset as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders prepare for a matchup against Syracuse in the NCAA tournament. Raymond, a Statesboro, Georgia, native, …

By Steven Johnson//Contributing Writer MTSU men’s basketball coach Kermit Davis did not let a disappointing 2014 campaign stop the Blue Raiders from upping the ante on their non-conference schedule next season. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported Sunday afternoon that the Blue Raiders have tentatively agreed to a home-and-home series with the VCU Rams. Both schools …

By Steven Johnson//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – With JUCO forwards Justin Coleman and Karl Gamble already signed, MTSU head coach Kermit Davis focused his attention on improving his backcourt. Davis inked two guards last week in Jalen Perry and JUCO floor general Qua Copeland. A 6-foot-2 combo guard, Perry will be called in to help bolster an offensive …

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Middle Tennessee (19-16) saw its conference tournament streak end Saturday, falling in the C-USA Championship to Alabama-Birmingham 73-60 at Legacy Arena. MTSU was looking for its first conference tournament title since 1989 when they were a part of the Ohio Valley Conference, and its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2013. The Blazers …

During senior forward Cheyenne Parker’s short career at Middle Tennessee, she has racked up multiple awards and record-breaking statistics. On Jan. 31, during a match against UAB, Parker became the first Blue Raider in MTSU women’s basketball history to record a triple-double. Along with her scoring and rebounding ability, Parker set the MTSU single-game and …

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Despite Perrin Buford’s career-high 29 points, Middle Tennessee (15-14, 8-8 C-USA) fell to Alabama-Birmingham (16-13, 12-4 C-USA) in triple overtime, 100-95. The Blazers controlled the majority of the first half on the back of freshman Chris Cokley’s eight points. The scoring was relatively even for the Blue Raiders. Junior Darnell Harris chipped …